• On 6 Oct | '2023

Greetings Loyal Airmen, and welcome to October, better known around here as Halloween time.


As most of you Loyal Airmen know, the Air Chief has had a fascination with vampire stories ever since seeing those old Universal Dracula movies. To the point of writing the graphic novel, “Daughter of Dracula” which was beautiful rendered by my pal, artist Rob Davis. Then later, when writing the on-going Brother Bones series, we decided to add a sexy vampire to the supporting cast and thus Sister Blood was born.


Earlier this year, our pal, fellow writer/editor Adam Messer, invited us to contribute to his new vampire anthology book. “The Blood Runs Deep” and we were happy to sign on. Initially we had a difficult time coming up with a new twist on the theme until we remembered Sister Blood. A quick message to Adam asking if we could do a Sister Blood tale for the collection and he happily agreed. Now the book is nearly assembled (see official add above) and on Oct 13th. (Yes, it is a Friday the 13th) the Kickstarter will launch and we will debut the gorgeous cover by Jeffrey Hayes. Stay tuned, Loyal Airmen, this is going to be wild. IMPORTANT NOTE – do check out the Flight Log next week to see the official cover to this book. It’s stunning.



Last year Sherif & Randa Hassan, a married couple from France, visited Fort Collins. Randa’s mother lives here and they traveled here to see her. At the same time, Sherif is a comic book writer/artist and wanted to meet local comic fans, so someone at our local comic shop gave them our e-mail and they contacted me. Two days later, myself, James Gaubatz and Todd Jones met them at the comic shop and we had a great time. Now, a year later, and Randa has come back this time alone because Sherif is back in France not only because of his day job but he is also putting the finishing the touches on their first ever book, “Rock ‘N Roll Bedtime Stories.” This afternoon she met with the Air Chief and James (photo above) (Todd was unavailable) and showed us a black and white mock up of that book. It is simply fantastic, beautiful, everything a book like this should be. It seems Sherif’s second love after comics is rock and roll and he merges his two loves in this amazing project. Once completed, they hope to crowdfund at the link below. ( Note the book is in English and truly worth your support Loyal Airmen. Thanks ever.



The Air Chief is thrilled to announce, for the third week in a row we have a new title release from Airship 27 Production.  “The Return of the Crimson Howl” is a dark superhero novel by first time writers Paul Landi & Jason Clark. Sam Salas provides the interior illustrations and Ted Hammond the cover. Despite the brightly colored image, this one we would suggest for adults only. It is grim. Thus making it another release appropriate for October and Halloween. As always, it is currently available at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. Thanks always for your support, Loyal Airmen.



Last week we showed off artist Andrea Bormida’s new pages for issue # 3 of “Beyond the Stars.” Now we get to see them in full color. Oh yeah.



Next week Valerie and the Air Chief are flying back to New England for our annual Fall visit with friends and family. And in the previous two years, we’ll be staying at a motel in Wells Beach, along the beautiful coast of Maine. It is one of our favorite places and we’ll get to see a lot of family, friends. The head of that list being our daughter Michelle and her family and our boys Scott & Kevin will be driving up from Conn. and Massachusetts to join us as well.  Anyways, the Air Chief won’t be sending out notices for next Friday’s Flight Log, but IT WILL POST…as we are scheduling a post to show off the cover to the new vampire anthology we’re a part of. So we hope you’ll check it out.

And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever thanks for stopping. We’ll be back in Colorado on the 17th and back to writing pulps and comics. Take care,

Ron – Over & Out!!

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